NPCA AT WORK:
Do Fracking and National Parks Mix?
National Park Service photo
NPCA’s new report, National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing, examines the impact of existing, proposed, and potential oil and gas development on America’s national parks and offers recommendations to ensure that future drilling safeguards public health and the environment. With five in-depth case studies, the report connects the dots on how fracking near national parks can impact the parks themselves.
Protecting the Site That Galvanized a Movement
© Diana Davies/The New York Public Library
In 1969, police in New York City routinely conducted discriminatory raids against members of the gay community, arresting people for dancing, drinking, or wearing clothes that authorities did not consider “gender appropriate.” It was in this climate of intolerance that the patrons of the Stonewall Inn finally fought back one June night—and made history. Here's why we feel this landmark should be part of the National Park System.
New Tubman and Young National Monuments
Library of Congress/NPS Historical Photograph Collection
President Obama has officially honored Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman and distinguished Buffalo Soldier Charles Young with new monuments in the National Park System. The president also designated Delaware’s first national monument, preserving 1,100 acres along the Brandywine River.
Don't Delay Grand Canyon Cleanup
© Theodore Grussing
The EPA recently proposed significant pollution reductions for a coal plant dirtying the air near the Grand Canyon, but it could take a decade or more to see pollution reduced. Please commend the EPA for prioritizing the issue, but urge them to require cleanup measures sooner.